As expectations and accountability for student learning and performance have risen over the last decade, a new educational role has evolved: the School Improvement Specialist (SIS). The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide is designed to support and guide school improvement practitioners in effectively facilitating school improvement while meeting the ten standards established by The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). This book helps new school improvement specialists: Hit the ground running; Improve the effectiveness, quality and efficiency of their work; Increase their confidence in their professional practice; Understand the steps and knowledge needed to become a certified school improvement specialist
Whether you are a consultant, administrator, coach or teacher leader, this book helps you improve organizational processes and staff performance at your school site, ultimately raising student achievement.
Chapter 8: Demonstrate Organizational Sensitivity
“I never thought you would be asking me for fashion advice,” Frank Perez said as he teased Bailey Pittman. “As I recall, you were always the well-dressed one when we were in class together at the university.”
“It's not exactly a fashion issue,” Bailey laughed. “I am trying to decide when to wear a suit to work and when I should dress more casually. I don't want to be intimidating, but I want to reflect professionalism. As a principal, I always wore a suit or dress, usually something with a jacket. The teachers in the school dress in what they call professional casual, which usually is slacks and a collared shirt for men and pants ...